David Gentile succeeds Tom Raftery, who left last fall complaining he couldn’t adequately do his job.
The New Jersey Transit hike starts in October. The DRPA is preparing to roll out the toll discount within three months.
Commuters who use four bridges between New Jersey and Pennsylvania could soon pay less in tolls.
A $3 million loan to finance turning the old RCA building in Camden into apartments is now paid off. And a $10 million loan guarantee to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority has been discharged.
The Delaware River Port Authority is preparing to get rid of its RiverLink ferry that links Penn’s Landing and the Camden waterfront, but keep the service in operation when it cranks up again in the spring.
The next phase of the PATCO rail reconstruction project is now underway and should not cause as many delays for riders.
PATCO says new information boards are on the way for its train platforms.
The DRPA also says four lanes to Pennsylvania will be open during morning rush hours and four lanes to New Jersey will be open for the afternoon rush hour.
In a letter to residents here by the bridge when the construction began, the DRPA warned of high levels of noise during the sandblasting and painting of the bridge. That was scheduled to go through tomorrow, but the DRPA says they finished the painting on Sunday.
Thomas Raftery was hired two years ago by the DRPA as part of the bistate agency’s much-ballyhooed reform efforts. His task was to root out corruption and inefficiencies in the agency.
The State Senate Transportation Committee has given its approval to legislation to enact a series of DRPA reforms, including a provision that would prevent the agency from engaging in economic development activity.
Inside the anchorages on either side of the Ben Franklin Bridge — long-forgotten trolley stops that were never put into service.
Commuters on the Ben Franklin Bridge have been inconvenienced with lane closures and gaps in PATCO service since Memorial Day.
PATCO is getting a little impatient with the contractor hired to replace the engines and interiors of its 120 car fleet.
Patco had hoped to show off the first of its newly refurbished train cars by now, but problems have delayed that.